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8. Make nice with your current and past colleagues, bosses and the like. This is common sense, but is often times overlooked. Keep your relationships with your colleagues and bosses professional, and if it does get personal, make sure you keep a line, and do not cross it. You can have fun while still being professional. When you have a job or task to do, even if it seems silly or minor, do it to the best of your ability, work hard, assist your colleagues if possible, and show everyone you work with that you are hard-working and have high standards and a strong work ethic. Remember that later, these same bosses and colleagues may later be called and asked for a reference about your character and work style.
Throughout this whole process, try to keep focused, and do not lose hope. I know this is easier said than done, but if you want a positive outcome, you need to keep a positive mind. Other options are to ask around, talk to people you may not usually talk to, in the store, at the restaurant or in line at the bank. Always strive to increase your personal network. Use social networking sites and build up professional connections not only with friends and acquaintances, but again, step out of your comfort zone, and make contact with people you wouldn’t normally make contact with. Don’t be a creeper though and annoy or bother people, but you get my meaning.
Written by: Jayson McDiarmid (OSTA CEO)